Change in coverage with renewed policy; judgment for insurer affirmed.

Materials Evaluation and Technology Corporation (“METCO”) had a CGL policy from Mid-Continent that it renewed annually beginning in 1997.  The 2002 policy covered liability arising from a third-party contractual relationship while the 2003 policy did not.  Two METCO employees were injured at a DuPont facility, DuPont settled their claim and sought indemnity from METCO pursuant to their contract, and Mid-Continent denied coverage based on the 2003 policy.  Materials Evaluation & Tech Corp. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., No. 12-40186 (March 18, 2013, unpublished).  METCO appealed a summary judgment for the insurer, arguing that Texas law presumes that an insurance policy renews on the same terms as the original.  The Court reviewed METCO’s authority and found it was limited to those cases’ particular fact situations — generally involving a claim of misrepresentation or an issue of mutual mistake — and affirmed.

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